Samantha Raja is a UX Engineer at Google, working on prototyping user interfaces for virtual reality. Prior to this, she worked as a Technical Director at Pixar for six years, specializing in hair and clothing simulation. Her film credits include Brave, Monsters University, Inside Out, and The Good Dinosaur.
Ms. Raja has always enjoyed toeing the line between design and technology, pursuing both computer science and art classes in high school and undergrad. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Digital Media Design, a cross-disciplinary computer science-based major that included core programming curriculum as well as classes in art, film, and animation.